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PV Sindhu vs Sayaka Sato Denmark Open Second Round Live Updates Online

Updated: 20 October 2016 21:50 IST - Published: 20 October 2016 20:15 IST
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The final score: 21-13, 21-23, 21-18 win for World No. 12 Sayaka Sato in 1 hour 5 minutes.

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As Sinhdu fails to return Sato's shot, the Japanese wins 21-18 in the third game.

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Using her body-smash to perfection, Sato now has reached match points, 20-18.

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The trend continues and they are now at 17-17 before the Indian gets a warning for taking too long.

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And the game continues to be hard-fought and extremely competitive, 16-16

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Sindhu then clinches the lead to be ahead before 15-14 before the Japanese equals the score. 

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Great footwork and attacking display by the Indian and she finishes the point by rushing into the forecourt. They are back at 14-14.

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But Sato still manages to inch ahead and build a lead of two points (14-12)

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A successful challenge by Sindhu puts her back into the game, 12-12.

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Sato still has the one-point lead (12-11). Can Sindhu turn this around?

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However, she still manages to summon all her courage to take a slender lead of 11-10 at the mid-game interval.

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Sato is clearly looking more tired and frustrated and squanders a chance to return into the net. Sindhu is once again up 10-9

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The Japanese is keeping it close and levelled it, 6-6 and maintained it for 7-7.

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Sindhu looks fired up now. There is a spring in her steps now and she is now looking more determined too. Soars to 6-4.

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And they are now tied at 4-4 in the third game.

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Maintaining her momentum, the Indian surged to 4-2 after which Sato took a point and closed in to 3-4.

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Now Sindhu looks the more confident of the two and has raced ahead to 3-1.

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WHAT A COMEBACK!!!! Proves why Sindhu won an Olympic medal!! Showed the same guts and the never-say-die attitude!

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And Sindhu saves the second match point too and takes the game, 23-21

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A 37-shot rally ends with Sindhu's shot finding the tramlines and she faces a match point yet again, 20-21.

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Sato makes an error and Sindhu survives a match point for 20-20

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And she has come back and made it 19-19!

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The Indian takes a quick couple of points to make it 18-19.

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Once more, just like the first game, the lefty angular crosscourt smash of Sato is becoming a pain for the Indian. Sindhu now trails 16-19.

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Sato rushes forward and her shot lands long. Sindhu has closed in to 15-16.